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The Cyclops (1957)

Approved | | Horror, Sci-Fi | 28 July 1957 (USA)
An expedition to Mexico finds and does battle with a mutated 25-foot man with one big eye.

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Russ Bradford
Gloria Talbott ...
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Martin 'Marty' Melville (as Lon Chaney)
Tom Drake ...
Lee Brand
Duncan 'Dean' Parkin ...
The Cyclops (Bruce Barton) (as Duncan Parkin)
Vicente Padula ...
The Governor (as Vincent Padula)
Marlene Kloss ...
The Salesgirl
Manuel López ...
The Policeman (as Manuel Lopez)
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Susan Winter undertakes an expedition to a remote area of Mexico, hoping to find her fiance, Bruce Barton, whos plane-crashed there some time ago. The area is suspected to have a good supply of uranium, so Susan has promoted this to wealthy Martin Melville to get money for her expenses. In addition to Melville, she is accompanied by guide Russ Bradford and pilot Lee Brand in his small-engine craft. But the plane crashes, stranding the four in an isolated valley, which they soon discover is highly radioactive and inhabited by mutated life forms - giant insects, enormous lizards, and a 25-foot-tall human male with a deformed face, just one eye, and only brute animal instincts to feed and protect its turf... Written by Rich Wannen <RichWannen@worldnet.att.net>

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The man-thing huge as a dinosaur in a horrendous land of nature gone bad! See more »

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28 July 1957 (USA)  »

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A Maldição do Monstro  »

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Voice specialist Paul Frees is given credit for special voice effects. His contributions included the vocal sounds of the cyclops, the breathing sound of the giant lizard and the "Mexican" voice heard on the plane's radio. See more »

Goofs

After the governor's guard is punched out and the foursome are making a quick getaway, only the pilot is visible in the passenger cabin of the rather small plane. The other three, who look tightly packed moments before, are not visible at all. See more »

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Referenced in The Naked Monster (2005) See more »

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My first monster movie
27 January 2005 | by (Capelle a.d. IJssel, Netherlands) – See all my reviews

One of the zillions of 50's horror/sci-fi-flix this probably was (one of) the first monster movies I ever saw, I must have been around 5 years old when it was aired on Chiller Theater one Saturday night in suburban New York. I remember particularly freaking out and screaming when the giant cyclops popped up from behind a pile of boulders in a cave sometime during the film. The film left such an impression on me that certain scenes are still vivid even though it's been 40 years since I've seen the movie. I'd love to see it again and show my kids.


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